Lord Knight of Weymouth

Lord Knight of Weymouth

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Knight of Weymouth


Jim Knight



Joined the Lords

23 June 2010

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

Web & Social media


UK Parliament

Post Date
Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 2011-
Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) 2010-11
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) 2009-10
Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West) 2009-10
Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners) 2007-09
Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools and 14-19 Learners) 2006-07
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity) 2005-06
Committee House Date
Defence Committee Commons 2001-03
Constituency Date
South Dorset 2001-10

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
MD, Online Learning TSL Education Ltd 2014-
Director Dentons Directories Ltd 1991-01
Director West Wiltshire Arts Centre Ltd 1989-91
Administrator Central Studio, Basingstoke 1987-89
Worker The Works Theatre Co-operative 1985-87

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Councillor Mendip District Council 1997-01
Councillor Frome Town Council 1995-01

Member's focus

Education & Skills
Employment and training
Digital Inclusion & Services
Rural Policy

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Director, Egale Limited (advice and project work in education, technology and literacy) (trading entity for Member's self-employment - see also category 4(a)). Egale Limited receives or has received in the past calendar year income for services personally provided by the Member to: TSL Education; Alderwood Education; Dods; EC Harris; GSMA Ltd; Campaign for Learning Ltd
    • Director, IanXen Ltd (developer of mobile diagnostic technology for tropical diseases)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Managing Director, Online Learning, TSL Education Ltd (from 1 April 2014)
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Joint owner with wife of Egale Limited (see category 1)
    • Step-A International Ltd (see category 1)
    • Arsenal Fanshare Society Ltd
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • IanXen Ltd (developer of mobile diagnostic technology for tropical diseases)
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to New Orleans, 5-8 May 2014, to speak at IMS Global Conference; cost of flights and accommodation met by IMS Global of Florida, USA
  • 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

    • Gift from Football Association of two tickets for FA Cup Final, 17 May 2014
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Chair, HTI Education Trust (furthering employability in education through academies and other activity)
    • Unremunerated Director, Apps for Good Ltd (registered charity seeking to enable young people currently digitally excluded)
    • Chair, Tinder Foundation Ltd (tackling social and digital exclusion
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Visiting Professor, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Unremunerated trustee, Nominet Trust